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Oak Knoll School in Summit, NJ is a Catholic, faith-based community that rewards initiative and new ideas, recognizes and encourages professional needs and goals, and supports the success of faculty and staff members. We pride ourselves on our talented and diverse group of professionals that goes above and beyond to foster relationships with our students and has an essential part in creating confident, responsible, and creative individuals.

If you are interested in employment at Oak Knoll and do not see a current opening, please feel free to submit your resume, regardless of an open position. We are always looking for top talent.

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  • Hiring Process Overview

    Non-Faculty Positions
    Non-faculty and administrative positions may become open at any time throughout the year. To apply for an open position, please email your resume and cover letter to the contact noted on the specific job opening. Should your qualifications and background meet the needs of our school and the particular department, you will be contacted directly with next steps.

    Teaching Faculty

    While openings may occur at any time of the year, Oak Knoll School's typical recruitment process for teaching faculty begins in January for a faculty member to begin employment the following September. 
    1. To apply for an open position, please email your resume and cover letter to the contact noted on the specific job opening.
    2. Should your qualifications and background meet the needs of our school, you will be granted a phone interview with either the Division Head or Department Chair. 
    3. Following the phone interview, those who are selected will be invited on campus for an in-person interview for a day.   
      • While on campus for your interview, you will interview with the Division Head, Academic Dean, Department Chair and various faculty members. All of which will provide you with an overview of the mission of our school, the goals of the department and the expectations of the role.
      • You will also be required to conduct a teaching demonstration and be observed teaching a lesson to a class.
    4. Finalists will then meet with the Head of School.
    5. Once an offer of employment is accepted, you will need to complete our employment application packet. Your offer of employment is contingent upon a thorough background and reference check process. 
    By following this hiring process, candidates will be able to gain a good perspective of what it would be like to be a part of our community. 
  • Professional Development

    Oak Knoll encourages employees to continue learning and growing in their professional areas of expertise. Throughout every school year, there are various on-campus and off-campus professional development opportunities, including:
    • Peer-led sessions/workshops 
    • Expert guest speakers
    • Demonstrations
    Study grants are available to full-time employees to continue their education by offsetting the cost of:
    • Tuition for advanced courses
    • Summer work to develop a program for the school curriculum
    • Enrichment in conjunction with the school curriculum
    • Enrichment in conjunction with one’s professional responsibilities
    • Opportunities to attend professional conferences
  • Benefits

    The determination of our dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff is critical to our success. We recognize this commitment by providing excellent benefits and services that address the needs of our employees, creating opportunities for careers in education each year. These include, but are not limited to:
    • Competitive salary structure
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision package
    • Very generous retirement plan
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Variety of financial assistance programs
    In an effort to offer a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive compensation package, annual benchmarking is conducted to ensure that we remain competitive with our local peer independent schools and to remain within 90 percent of what the local public schools offer.
  • Location

    Oak Knoll is located in Summit, New Jersey, a suburban community in Union County, just 20 miles outside of New York City. Summit is easily accessible by NJ Transit (Morris Essex, Midtown-Direct line), NJ Transit # 70 bus, and car from Newark International Airport, the Garden State Parkway in addition to Routes 24, 78 & 287. 

    Quick Facts:
    • Oak Knoll School is less than 1 mile from the nearest train station
    • Summit is 20 miles west of NYC
    • Median home value in Summit is $857,000
    • Many of our faculty live in the City of Summit and surrounding towns, including Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Morristown, Springfield and Westfield

Employment Opportunities

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  • Director of Technology

    Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking candidate for the position of Director of Technology to start immediately. The position is responsible for leading the school in the implementation of innovative technologies to support teaching, learning, student life and administrative operations. The Director of Technology will understand the technical and educational challenges in leading a K-12 academic institution, and will provide strategic direction to all areas of information technology. Qualified candidates will have a passion for technology and education, as well as proven leadership, management and decision-making skills. This is a senior-level position reporting to the Head of School.
    Please send a cover letter and resume to Timothy J. Saburn, Head of School, at tim.saburn@oakknoll.org with a copy to Liz Bussiculo, Assistant to the Head of School, at liz.bussiculo@oakknoll.org, no later than Friday, May 24, 2019. Candidate review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Upper School Math Teacher

    Oak Knoll seeks a math teacher to join a department in the instruction of mathematics in the Upper School starting in the 2019-20 academic year. Candidates must have 3+ years teaching experience. Candidates with ability to teach Calculus and AP Statistics preferred. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Upper School Division Head, Jennifer Landis, at jennifer.landis@oakknoll.org or 44 Blackburn Road, Summit, NJ 07901.
  • Spring Coaching Vacancies

    JV Lacrosse Coach: This position will work directly with the head coach to teach and develop players. The season will run from March 2019 through May 2019.
    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Kelly Childs at kelly.childs@oakknoll.org.  

Human Resources

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Oak Knoll School Is A Diverse Community

Oak Knoll's mission as a Holy Child school compels us to sustain a diverse, inclusive school community. Beyond requiring academic excellence, our mission charges us to educate students who recognize the dignity of every person, who will work for justice, peace, and compassion, and who can make responsible choices in a complex world. Thus we embrace cultural, socioeconomic, racial, and religious diversity through a coherent system of administrative and academic programs. This active commitment is fundamental to Oak Knoll’s purpose and future.
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school coeducational from kindergarten to grade 6 and all girls in grades 7 to 12. Oak Knoll was founded in 1924 and is one of 10 schools in the Holy Child Network of Schools that provides independent Catholic education across the United States.


44 Blackburn Road
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: (908) 522-8100
Email  the Lower School (coed, K-6)
Email the Upper School (all-girls, 7-12)
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